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Life Extension Potassium Iodide, 130 mg, 14 Tablets

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Item Catalog Number: 00577
14 Tablets
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The 130 mg dosage of potassium iodide in this supplement is used only in the event of radioactive emergencies to protect the thyroid gland (such as from a nuclear disaster). Potassium iodide is a specific blocker of thyroid radio iodine uptake.

Since the thyroid cannot differentiate between radioactive and stable iodine, it will absorb both. This pharmaceutical dose of potassium iodide works by blocking radioactive iodine from entering the thyroid. It works by saturating the thyroid with stable iodine thus preventing the radioactive iodine from absorption. This benefit lasts 24 hours and must be repeated daily as long as radioactive iodine exposure continues.1

If you are interested in daily nutritional doses of potassium iodide to support a healthy thyroid gland and cellular metabolism, we offer Pure Encapsulations Iodine/Potassium Iodide for that purpose.

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 tablet

Servings Per Container: 14

Amount Per Serving

Potassium iodide

130 mg

Other Ingredients: dicalcium phosphate, microcrystaline cellulose, silicon dioxide, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, pharmaceutical glaze.

This product contains NO: milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, or rice. Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.


Dosage and Use:

  • Potassium iodide should only be taken when instructed to do so by official health warnings.
  • Do not use as an everyday supplement.
  • The maximum dosage for adults is 130 mg per day.
  • The following is recommended for children (can be crushed and given in liquids to children too small to swallow pills):
    • 3-18 years: 65 mg (1/2 tablet)
    • 1 month-3 years: 32 mg (1/4 tablet)
    • Birth-1 month: 16 mg (1/8 tablet)
  • Importantly, potassium iodide that is not absorbed by the thyroid gland is quickly flushed from the system through urine.


Note: Potassium iodide cannot reverse the health effects caused by radioactive iodine once damage to the thyroid has occurred.1


Caution: Do not use if you are allergic to iodine.


Warnings:

  • If pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your physician before taking this product
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Do not exceed recommended dose


References:

1. CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Potassium Iodide (KI)


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